Two golf writers I know fairly well, John Huggin and Dave Shedloski, did a survey for Golf Digest asking 46 PGA Tour pros a series of questions. No names were used—just percentages of answers and some anonymous comments. Fair enough.
But some of this is interesting stuff. Let’s dive in.
You get to choose one tour pro to be on your side in a bar fight. Who are you picking?
Ernie Els: 27.5 percent
Jason Kokrak: 10 percent
Scott Stallings: 7.5 percent
Gary Woodland: 7.5 percent
Ricky Barnes: 5 percent
Tony Finau: 5 percent
Brooks Koepka: 5 percent
I have no beef with any of those answers. But speaking of beef, I would have included Andrew “Meat” Johnston in my list. Big fella. Might be useful in a bar fight.
Will Tiger Woods win a major in 2020?
Yes: 60 percent
No: 40 percent
I’m in the “no” camp. Surprise me.
Will Tiger be competitive in the Masters until he’s 60?
Yes: 46 percent
No: 26 percent
Don’t know: 28 percent
You’ve got to be kidding, right? Tiger is a great player, one of the best ever. He’s also barely hanging on, with some duct tape, AAA batteries and the finest pharmaceuticals money can buy, to his physical capabilities to play golf at the highest levels. No, he won’t be a factor at the Masters or anywhere else when he’s 60. Or 50.